Canton, Mississippi Population 2022

11,797
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Canton is a city located in Madison County Mississippi. Canton has a 2020 population of 11,797. It is also the county seat of Madison County. Canton is currently declining at a rate of -0.83% annually and its population has decreased by -1.85% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,019 in 2010.

The average household income in Canton is $48,251 with a poverty rate of 29.75%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $791 per month, and the median house value is $106,300. The median age in Canton is 33.7 years, 32 years for males, and 36.1 years for females.

Canton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cantonwas:

  • Black or African American: 72.73%
  • White: 23.24%
  • Two or more races: 1.80%
  • Other race: 1.60%
  • Asian: 0.32%
  • Native American: 0.31%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Canton, Mississippi is 11,797 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 11,797.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 12,019.

Canton, Mississippi Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,77623.24%
Black or African American8,68672.73%
American Indian and Alaska Native370.31%
Asian380.32%
Some Other Race1911.60%
Two or More Races2151.80%
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Canton Population by Race

Canton Population Pyramid 2022

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Canton Median Age

34.2


Total

29.6


Male

36.5


Female

Canton Adults

There are 9,029 adults, (1,755 of whom are seniors) in Canton.

Canton Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

24.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Canton Sex Ratio

Female

6,089

50.98%

Male

5,854

49.02%

Canton Population by Age

Canton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Canton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married59.1%40.9%
Male44.3%55.7%
All39.9%60.1%
Non Family34.1%65.9%
Female31.7%68.3%

39.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Canton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,9402.2539.9
Married1,1552.6859.1
Male2733.0344.3
Female1,2293.931.7
Non Family2,2831.0534.1

3.14

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

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Canton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3664.54%
9th to 12th Grade1,41717.59%
High School Graduate2,29428.48%
Some College1,60819.96%
Associates Degree7038.73%
Bachelors Degree87210.82%
Graduate Degree7969.88%
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Canton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Canton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,0381,892754
Asian31317
Black5,7004,158884
Hispanic23816923
2+ Races3522
Native American258
Other Race6212

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 37.00%.

Canton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,248$32,299$24,560
Less Than 9th Grade$18,297$31,134$14,861
High School Graduate$21,870$22,431$21,078
Some College$28,591$40,671$27,644
Bachelors Degree$40,353$46,145$18,781
Graduate Degree$52,950$75,261$48,268

$27,248

Average Earnings

$32,299

Average Male

$24,560

Average Female

Canton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Canton Language by Age

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Canton Language

94.49% of Canton residents speak only English, while 5.51% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.34% of the population.

Canton Language

Canton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Multiple203203100.00%
Asian311651.61%
Hispanic69429642.65%
Black8,1902,66032.48%
White2,1122079.80%
OtherNaN%

29.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.06%

Male Poverty Rate

29.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Canton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Canton is Multiple, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Canton is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.18%.

Canton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade47.58%
High School25.21%
Some College13.89%
Bachelors or Greater7.16%

Canton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.95%
Male Unemployed20.75%
Female Employed14.74%
Female Unemployed62.04%

Canton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Canton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$32,158$46,397
Families$38,945$57,587
Married Families$53,212-
Non Families$28,571$31,584
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Income by Household Type

Canton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

28.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.2%

Male Marriage Rate

22.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Canton Married by Age and Sex

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Canton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Canton Marital Status by Race

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Canton Marital Status

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295

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War64
First Gulf War47
Vietnam114
Korea
World War II

Canton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3453
35 to 5454
55 to 6476
65 to 7468
75+44

Canton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1154.82%
Black1802.80%
Hispanic144.90%

Canton Veterans by Race

Canton Veterans by Education

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6.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Canton Veterans by Education

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56.9%

Labor Force Participation

54.1%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Canton Employment by Age

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Canton Employment by Race

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Canton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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86.34%

Born in Canton

96.76%

Native Born

3.24%

Foreign Born

2.46%

Non Citizen

0.78%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.76% of Canton residents were born in the United States, with 86.34% having been born in Mississippi. 2.46% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Canton Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19003,4040.00%
19103,9295251.44%
19203,252-677-1.87%
19304,7251,4733.81%
19406,0111,2862.44%
19507,0481,0371.60%
19609,7072,6593.25%
197010,5037960.79%
198011,1166130.57%
199010,062-1,054-0.99%
200012,9112,8492.52%
201012,019-892-0.71%
201112,006-13-0.11%
201211,980-26-0.22%
201311,955-25-0.21%
201412,4064513.77%
201512,344-62-0.50%
201612,294-50-0.41%
201712,178-116-0.94%
201812,193150.12%
201912,094-99-0.81%
202011,995-99-0.82%
202111,896-99-0.83%
202211,797-99-0.83%

Canton Population by Year